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22nd May '16 2:23:28 AM SorPepita
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** Though it was probably meant to be a parody of similar Revenge Dramas that were very popular at the time by going completely over the top. Also, there are a some likeable characters (such as Titus' brother Marcus), and the ambiguity in some areas (such as Aarons' baby), allows some characters to be more likable.

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** Though it was probably meant to be a parody of similar Revenge Dramas that were very popular at the time by going completely over the top. Also, there are a some likeable characters (such as Titus' brother Marcus), and the ambiguity in some areas (such as Aarons' Aaron's baby), allows some characters to be more likable.
22nd May '16 2:09:59 AM SorPepita
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* ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' The protagonist is a horrible person, the antagonist is a horrible person, the side characters are horrible people, there's overreactions galore, rape, cannibalism, murder, torture, insanity, but it's so over the top and over done it just ends up unpopular and buried in the back folder of Full Annotated works of Shakespeare.

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* ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': The protagonist is a horrible person, the antagonist is a horrible person, the side characters are horrible people, there's overreactions galore, rape, cannibalism, murder, torture, insanity, but it's so over the top and over done it just ends up unpopular and buried in the back folder of Full Annotated works of Shakespeare.
22nd May '16 2:07:44 AM SorPepita
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* This has happened with a lot of politically-oriented Mexican comics, like ''Franchise/ElSantos'' and ''ComicBook/LosMiserables'': After suffering decades of government censorship, the political comic industry experienced a resurgence with its gritty stories and DeadpanSnarker AntiHero characters praised as a welcome change from the rosy picture readers were being fed before. However, more than 20 years later, the BlackAndGrayMorality themes were turned UpToEleven, and several of their readers got tired of the CrapsackWorld themes, crude humor, irredeemable {{Jerkass}} protagonists and the overall message of ThisLoserIsYou.

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* This has happened with a lot of politically-oriented Mexican comics, like ''Franchise/ElSantos'' and ''ComicBook/LosMiserables'': ''Los Miserables'': After suffering decades of government censorship, the political comic industry experienced a resurgence with its gritty stories and DeadpanSnarker AntiHero characters praised as a welcome change from the rosy picture readers were being fed before. However, more than 20 years later, the BlackAndGrayMorality themes were turned UpToEleven, and several of their readers got tired of the CrapsackWorld themes, crude humor, irredeemable {{Jerkass}} protagonists and the overall message of ThisLoserIsYou.
21st May '16 5:16:13 AM NiGHTS
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** The album ''The X Factor'' is widely disliked, largely because it is relentlessly dark and slow in tempo from "Fortunes Of War" onwards. ''Virtual XI'' gets this a bit too, though is balanced out a bit with the unnaturally happy sounding track "The Angel And The Gambler" (which is basically the "Can I Play With Madness" or "Holy Smoke" of this album, but fans saw it quite differently due to it [[EndingFatigue running over 9 minutes long with over half being]] [[BrokenRecord repetition of the same phrase]]).

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** The album ''The X Factor'' is widely disliked, largely because it is relentlessly dark and slow in tempo from "Fortunes Of War" onwards. ''Virtual XI'' gets this a bit too, though is balanced out a bit with the unnaturally happy sounding track "The Angel And The Gambler" (which is basically the "Can I Play With Madness" or "Holy Smoke" of this album, but fans saw it quite differently due to it [[EndingFatigue running over 9 minutes long with over half being]] close to 10 minutes]] and [[BrokenRecord repetition of the same phrase]]).chorus being repeated 22 times]]).
1st May '16 3:23:12 PM VesperLord
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*''TabletopGame/DeadOfWinter'' can fall under this, depending how bad the secret objectives are. You could use that medicine to save your friend's survivor, who could really help the community... but if your secret objective requires that you keep the medicine...
25th Apr '16 2:44:25 PM Worldclock
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* After the ending to ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2015'', many fans are starting to feel this in regards to the main roster booking. The WWE's constant need to keep doing the same thing and protecting their chosen golden boys over the [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]] has caused the fans, not just the smarks, to become rather jaded. Nothing interesting is happening, there is no risk-taking in regards to booking, and it just feels as if the company is doing this just to spite the fans. Granted, the blame can't lie entirely on that one PPV -- it was more-or-less a culmination of the booking of 2015 in general, and the aftermaths of the last two ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' events, where the fans had to ''riot'' to get what they want. It just seems that when they riot loud enough, the company does what they want to shut them up, and then when they calm down, it starts doing what it wants and pisses the fans off again. This constant cycle is starting to wear on the viewers, and many have just become so cynical that they've started give up on the product entirely and move on to different things. The fans have been so victimized and beaten into submission that even cities with crowds that skew toward the SmartMark portion of the fan base have become dead and even the most popular superstars barely get a notable reaction, while ratings have fallen to a low not seen since September 1997, before the Wrestling/AttitudeEra when ''RAW'' was getting trounced by ''Nitro''. WWE, noticing the problem, has gone into [[AuthorsSavingThrow panic mode]] and yet have failed terribly in fixing things, which does not bode well for the upcoming ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' season.
6th Apr '16 10:13:10 AM Lopiny
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** The fans also coined the term Grimderp, which is a variation on this: An event or setting so dark and horrible it becomes {{Narm}}tastic, often throwing away logic for the sake of being grittier. Something has entered Grimderp territory whenever it gets too stupidly dark to take seriously anymore.
22nd Mar '16 5:25:32 PM MrThorfan64
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** Though it was probably meant to be a parody of similar Revenge Dramas that were very popular at the time by going completely over the top.

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** Though it was probably meant to be a parody of similar Revenge Dramas that were very popular at the time by going completely over the top. Also, there are a some likeable characters (such as Titus' brother Marcus), and the ambiguity in some areas (such as Aarons' baby), allows some characters to be more likable.
18th Mar '16 3:53:11 PM kablammin45
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* For those who don't find the videos to be SnarkBait or SoBadItsGood, a number of the infamous "[[YouAreGrounded X Gets Grounded]]" videos made in Website/GoAnimate can become this. All of the kids are constantly making everyone miserable ForTheEvulz, and the good guys often [[DisproportionateRetribution go above and beyond what anyone would deem necessary to teach them their lesson]], either by absurdly long grounding times at best, torture-laden or even fatal "[[HumiliationConga Punishment Days]]" at worst. Additionally, there's almost nothing the troublesome kids can do that will ''not'' end with them grounded [[ThrowTheDogABone outside of the rarest occasions]], not even if they do something nice or even heroic like prevent a disaster or crime. A lot of times the [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good deed will just be outright overridden or ignored]], often for [[AssPull some random contrived reason]], just so the kids can get grounded. All the "good guys" have the potential to be [[{{Jerkass}} very mean]] to the troublemakers (sometimes even without justification) and some of them are just terrible people in general, but are [[DesignatedHero treated as heroes]] for putting the troublemakers in their place. "Baby show" characters like WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} that exist in the [[CrapsackWorld world that the videos take place in]] are [[FantasticRacism universally hated by the world]] simply for being baby show characters, and nothing they can do can change that. With everyone in the videos having some negative qualities about them, it's almost not worth rooting for anyone except Caillou and Dora, who at least manage to be [[JerkassWoobie Jerkass Woobies]] at best.
27th Feb '16 12:19:08 PM totoofze47
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has this as an ExploitedTrope InUniverse. ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' reveals that the sheer scale of corruption and JuryAndWitnessTampering in the Phoenixverse has led to a widespread lack of faith in the judicial system, and therefore prosecutors are free to engage in ever more creative and elaborate shenanigans because they're already in TheTysonZone and nobody is going to care.
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